The problem of language in contemporary African philosophy: some comments

@article{Fayemi2013ThePO,
  title={The problem of language in contemporary African philosophy: some comments},
  author={A. K. Fayemi},
  journal={Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={5},
  pages={1-11}
}
  • A. K. Fayemi
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
A critical discussion of the contentious problem of language in contemporary African philosophy is attempted in this paper. The problem centres on whether or not African languages can be used in ‘doing’ contemporary African philosophy, where ‘doing’ means teaching, writing and researching. It also revolves around the question of the extent to which words and concepts in use in traditions of philosophy outside Africa can be translated into indigenous African languages without loss of content… Expand

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